[rescue] Warning - WAS:Cobalt RaQ 4i operating system...
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Sun Jul 8 23:25:32 CDT 2007
When I started at the company I am with now, I inherited several Cobalt
RaQ4i systems. They were in service 2.5-3 years. They were in a
hosting facility with temperature & humidity controls, conditioned
As I pulled them out of service and replaced them with
bigger/better/faster Sun equipment, I had planned to load them up with
Solaris x86 and re-deploy them as low end DNS servers or something
similar. I didn't know any better at the time about their bios :)
Anyway, as I decommissioned these systems, I would open them up to give
them a cleaning with air and a brush to clean out any dirt or dust.
Each system had bulging/swollen capacitors on the mother board. They
weren't leaking, but after my observations, I knew that I wouldn't be
re-deploying them in a production environment.
YMMV, but check out your RaQ 4i systems before re-deployment.
Robert Darlington wrote:
> I managed to acquire a copy of "Strongbolt", a CentOS 4.4 based OS
> install for my old Cobalt RaQ. Please see this site for info:
> Turns out it's quite nice and lets me run modern software. They're
> working on the next version which will be based on CentOS 5.0 (this
> came out in April I believe). This old thing is still earning its
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
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